partial denture


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denture

 [den´cher]
a complement of teeth, either natural or artificial; ordinarily used to designate an artificial replacement for the natural teeth and adjacent tissues.
complete denture an appliance replacing all the teeth of one jaw, as well as associated structures of the jaw.
fixed partial denture a partial denture held in position by attachments to adjacent prepared natural teeth, roots, or implants; called also bridge.
implant denture an artificial denture or single tooth retained and stabilized by a framework or post implanted in the bone.
A subperiosteal implant. From Darby and Walsh, 1995.
overlay denture a complete denture supported both by soft tissue (mucosa) and by a few remaining natural teeth that have been altered, as by insertion of a long or short coping, to permit the denture to fit over them.
partial denture a dental appliance that replaces one or more missing teeth, receiving support and retention from underlying tissues and some or all of the remaining teeth; it may be either permanently attached or removable. See fixed partial denture and removable partial denture.
removable partial denture a partial denture made so that it can readily be removed from the mouth.

par·tial den·ture

a dental prosthesis that restores one or more, but not all, of the natural teeth or associated parts and that is supported by the teeth or the mucosa; it may be removable or fixed.
Synonym(s): bridgework

par·tial den·ture

, distal extension (pahr'shăl den'chŭr, distăl ek-stenshŭn)
A dental prosthesis that restores one or more, but not all, of the natural teeth or associated parts and is supported by the teeth or the mucosa; it may be removable or fixed.
Synonym(s): bridgework.

Partial denture

A removable bridge that usually clasps onto only one abutment.

par·tial den·ture

, distal extension (pahr'shăl den'chŭr, distăl ek-stenshŭn)
Dental prosthesis that restores one or more, but not all, natural teeth or associated parts and is supported by teeth or mucosa; may be removable or fixed; part of functional load carried by residual ridge.
Synonym(s): bridgework.
References in periodicals archive ?
Pattern of Demand for Removable Acrylic Partial Denture (RPD) in the city of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, The Nigerian Health Journal 2011;11(2):47-50.
(22.) Bridgeman JT, Marker VA, Hummel SK, Benson BW, Pace LL Comparison of titanium and cobalt-chromium removable partial denture clasps.
In this patient, a partial denture needs to be constructed in a neutral zone, a space that is free of muscle movement.
Distal implants to modify the Kennedy classification of a removable partial denture: a clinical report.
Telescopic retained partial denture prosthesis is mainly used in Germany to replace multiple missing teeth instead of using the conventional removable partial denture.
Among the attachments used in the implant-assisted removable partial denture, Locator[R] is one of the most widely used because of its small limited vertical space and easy replacement of accessories [11,15].
Complete or partial dentures are susceptible to biofilm accumulation, which can cause stains, malodor, stomatitis and oral candidiasis as well as periodontal disease and caries in remaining teeth (BARAN; NACALCI, 2009).
On further investigation, the patient disclosed that 6 years prior, at a family reunion, he became intoxicated with alcohol and was involved in an altercation which caused him to lose a partial denture which was never recovered.
While over half of survey respondents (58%) reported that it's important to them to maintain the health of their teeth --more so than watching their diet (46%) or caring for their skin (11%)--more than one-third (36%) did not change any of their behaviors within the first year of wearing their partial denture. Incidentally, the teeth on either side of a partial denture are twice as likely to be lost compared to other teeth in a partial denture wearer's (PDW's) mouth.
In order to assess the effects of denture wearing over the oral candidal activity, denture wearing factors are divided into further subgroups like Denture type(DT) divided into Removable partial denture or Complete denture wearers, denture wearing habit(DWH) divided into day time wearers and day/night time wearers, Denture hygiene maintenance(DHM) divided into those using tape water with finger or paste brush / antiseptic cleansers and Denture plaque score(DPS)divided into those samples with no plaque on the dentures and those with 25-50% plaque accumulation over the dentures.
A chest X-ray showed a dislodged partial denture located in the hypopharynx.